Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers (Game 6) Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks, Point Spread

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers

  • The Denver Nuggets have the opportunity to close out the series and advance to the second round!
  • The Portland Trail Blazers will have home-court advantage on the brink of elimination.
  • Denver open as underdogs, despite winning the last game.

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Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Denver Nuggets +5 (-110)
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O 227.5 (-115)
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Portland Trail Blazers -5 (-110)
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U 227.5 (-105)
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Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Predictions and Picks

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The Denver Nuggets were able to squeeze out a victory in Game 4 due to some late-game mistakes by the Blazers. At home, with Lillard’s scoring form, and their backs against the wall, the Trail Blazers are likely to push this to Game 7.
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Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers Information
Teams Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers
Location Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Time 8:00 PM EST, June 3rd, 2021
How to Watch TNT

Head-to-Head: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets

Portland Trail Blazers Head-to-Head Denver Nuggets
Terry Stotts Head Coach Michael Malone
42-30 (6th in West) Standing 47-25 (3rd in West)
L-W-L-L Form W-L-W-W
117.8 (2nd of 30) Off Rtg 117.1 (7th of 30)
116.0 (29th of 30) Def Rtg 112.1 (12th of 30)
98.4 (19th of 30) Pace 97.1 (27th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

D. Lillard (28.8) PPG N. Jokic (26.4)
E. Kanter (11.0) RPG N. Jokic (10.8)
D. Lillard (7.5) APG N. Jokic (8.3)
R. Covington (1.4) SPG N. Jokic, J. Murray (1.3)
R. Covington (1.2) BPG J. McGee (1.1)
E. Kanter (.604)/D. Lillard (9.0) FG%/FGM N. Jokic (.566)/N. Jokic (10.2)
A. Simons (.426)/D. Lillard (4.1) 3P%/3PM M. Porter (.445)/M. Porter (2.8)

DEN: Backcourt Scoring

While many will think about the Portland Trail Blazers when it comes to scoring in the backcourt, it was Denver’s guards that ensured them the win in Game 5.

The combination of Austin Rivers, Facundo Campazzo, and Monte Morris combined to score 49 of the Denver Nuggets’ 147 points.

Jokic drives the ship, but Denver’s backcourt is doing a great job to support him. If they continue to contribute in the scoring column, the Trail Blazers will have difficulty putting them away.

Nuggets Key Player: (C) Nikola Jokic


As usual, all things for the Denver Nuggets run through Nikola Jokic. His distribution and shot creation for himself and others is almost unmatched in the NBA.

The Serbian center had a bounce-back performance in Game 5, posting 38 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, and four blocks in 46 minutes of play.

Jokic took 31 shots in Game 5, a positive trend as he is their most dangerous option. His efficiency from all areas on the court is why he can be so individually successful.

POR: Someone Must Support Lillard

The Portland Trail Blazers put in a great effort against the Nuggets, but it won’t ever be enough without the victory.

In key moments in Game 5, neither CJ McCollum, Norman Powell nor Carmelo Anthony were able to back up Lillard when needed. McCollum committed a crucial turnover late in the game, while even Jusuf Nurkic fouled out entirely.

Anthony, McCollum, and Powell shot 35% or less from the field in Game 5. Damian Lillard has shown that he can do it all himself, but he certainly shouldn’t have to.

Trail Blazers Key Player: (G) Damian Lillard


Damian Lillard put on a gargantuan performance for the Trail Blazers in their double-overtime effort against the Denver Nuggets in Game 5.

In 51 minutes of play, Lillard posted 55 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, and three blocks on 70.8% shooting from the field.

Portland’s All-Star point guard is doing all he can to keep the Trail Blazers in this series, at least on the offensive side of the ball. He’ll surely do his share, but his teammates need to support him in clutch moments.

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